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Richard A. Dorfman

Managing Director and Head of Securitisation, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Since April 2010, Richard Dorfman has been Managing Director and Head of Securitization for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Assocation(SIFMA). Prior to assuming his position with SIFMA, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, a nearly $200 billion wholesale financial institution that operates in seven states and the District of Columbia. The Bank’s primary business is to provide mortgage related funding to more than 1,200 retail financial institutions in support of housing and community development. 

Before taking up his role with FHLBank Atlanta in June 2007, 
Mr. Dorfman provided strategic and operational consulting and advisory work to several Federal Home Loan Banks nationwide, as well as the Federal Home Loan Bank System’s Office of Finance. Prior to these engagements, he was the Managing Director & Head of U.S. Agencies and Mortgages at ABN Amro, Inc. from 1997 until 2005. 

From 1983 until 1996, Mr. Dorfman held a number of senior executive positions with Lehman Brothers Inc., including the role as Head of Origination, U.S. Government and Agency Business. Under his leadership, the group was consistently recognized as one of the top managers of global securities offerings and was responsible for advising clients that included Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. 

Before becoming an investment banker, Mr. Dorfman was an attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as well as a regulatory counsel for the New York Bank for Savings. He obtained his J.D. from Syracuse University and B.A. from Hofstra University.